General Announcements

Specialty Centers Information

Pumas –

Happy 2021!  Jan. 4-8 is a big week for information on specialty centers!  Locations will host a virtual Open House for parents and students to learn more about each specialty center.  Mrs. Sharpe, our 8th grade school counselor, has shared this information with your Puma also.

Please see below for a calendar of events and direct links to learn more about each location.  The online application is available until Jan. 15, 2021

Date 2:00-2:45 3:00-3:45 4:00-4:45
Mon., 1/4    Engineering

   Open House Link


Meeting Link



Open House Link


Tues., 1/5    Communications

   Meeting Link


IB Henrico

Meeting Link


ACA Highland Springs Open House

Wed., 1/6    ACA HSHS

   ACA HSHS Open House


ACA Tucker

Meeting Link




ACA Tucker

Meeting Link



Fri., 1/8    IB Tucker

Meeting Link


Meeting Link



Deadlines for HCPS Variance Requests

There are deadlines for requesting a variance, as allowed by HCPS policy, to another HCPS school. The deadline to request a variance for students currently in grades 8 – 11 is February 15, 2021. The deadline for students currently in grades 1 – 7 is March 15, 2021. Students entering kindergarten for the 2021- 2022 school year have 30 days from the date of enrollment to request a variance. Students who move after the deadline have 30 calendar days from the date of a move to request a variance.

SPMS Spelling Bee Information

Scripps and Short Pump Middle School will host classroom spelling bees
on November 18-19, 2020, via English Class.
This year’s spelling bee will be virtual, and parents must register their
child to participate on the Scripps website, beginning 11/9.
This video provides steps on how to register.
Participating students must be registered by November 16, 2020 @ 11:59pm.

Please contact your child’s English teacher for more information.

Applications Now Being Accepted for the IBMYP

Three HCPS middle schools offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, which includes a comprehensive curriculum for students who are highly motivated and who have demonstrated the ability to achieve academically.

Application are now being accepted and are available in all elementary and middle school counseling departments. *Private school applicants must contact the IB Programs Office at Tuckahoe MS for an application.

Public Info Session/Virtual Open House Schedule 

Thursday, October 15, 2020 – Fairfield MS 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 – George H. Moody MS 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 -Tuckahoe MS 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Click here to view application timeline

HCPS high school families: Talk with college reps at virtual college fairs, panel discussions

Participation is free! Events happening now through November 4th!

This year, HCPS will be hosting our annual College Fair virtually in partnership with the Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Counselors (VACRAO).

Students are encouraged to participate live so they can ask questions and interact with the college admissions counselors. Visit to see participating colleges, event dates, register and learn more!

HCPS Middle School Virtual Schedule

HCPS Middle School Virtual Schedule



8:30 – 9:05


9:05 – 9:10


9:10 – 10:25

Period 1/5

10:25 – 10:35


10:35 – 11:50

Period 2/6

11:50 – 12:20


12:20 -1:35

Period 3/7

1:35 – 1:45


1:45 – 3:00

Period 4/8

3:00 – 3:15

Extended Services

3:15 – 3:30

Office Hours